English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor

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Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track ESL instructor to begin in August, 2019. The successful applicant will be well-qualified to teach all levels of ESL, from low-intermediate to transfer-level. The successful applicant will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations in the ESL program and English department. Additionally, we strongly encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity, who have training or experience working in diverse classrooms comprised of multilingual students from various cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, with differing academic and non-academic needs.

Position Title
English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor

Diablo Valley College

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Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Master€™s in TESL, TESOL, applied linguistics with a TESL emphasis, linguistics with a TESL emphasis, English with a TESL emphasis or education with a TESL emphasis


Bachelor€™s in TESL, TESOL, English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate, applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language with a TESL certificate AND Master€™s in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech or any foreign language


A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in ESL

OR the equivalent.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency form found at http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf

Desirable Qualifications
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Training and/or experience in effectively addressing the needs and goals of ESL students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences, including immigrant students, refugees, international students, students transferring from adult school, generation 1.5 students, and undocumented students;
4. Training and/or experience in teaching reading, writing, and oral skills in a variety of ESL courses across a range of levels, from low-intermediate to transfer-level composition;
5. Interest in coordinating an ESL program that provides a range of support both for ESL students and for colleagues working with these students, including but not limited to supplemental instruction, tutoring, professional development, and community and college outreach;
6. Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and increasing the success of historically under-represented or at-risk student groups;
7. Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to collaboration, and a flexible approach to working in the evolving community college landscape;
8. Demonstrated commitment to self-reflection and adaptation both in the classroom and as a member of the department and college community.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please respond to the required Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. Also, please respect the word limits for each question. These supplemental questions are a required part of the application. They are designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the desirable qualifications for the position. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Your cover letter should respond to the prompt under €supplemental questions€ below. Include all undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts (must show date degree was conferred). Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A PhD is considered to encompass a Master€™s degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered. You can copy and paste the following in your browser, http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf, to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.

No candidate for a full-time position shall be recommended as a finalist to the President without meeting the minimum qualifications or having been verified as meeting the equivalency.

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Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





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Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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